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March 31, 2014

03/31/2014 12:00 AM

BRAF funding plans to restore LSU lakes and improve recreation
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation announced Saturday (March 29) night at its 50th anniversary soirée the nonprofit’s next big project: a master plan to save the sickly LSU lakes and improve recreation around their shorelines.

CATS considering bus rapid transit between LSU, downtown
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
As CATS prepares for Sunday's rollout of its new bus route system—which includes 20 route changes, 10 new routes and 5 new hubs—CEO Bob Mirabito is looking ahead to what could be one of the transit agency's next initiatives: providing bus rapid transit service along the Nicholson Drive corridor between LSU and downtown.

Baton Rouge area business leaders 'enact' huge smash at TEDxLSU
Some of Baton Rouge's top business leaders gathered with community trailblazers and gave the "talk of their lives" at the annual TEDxLSU event, presenting innovative ideas and efforts to "enact" change in Louisiana.

Students excel at the 60th annual Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair
Monroe News-Star
Nearly 500 middle and high school studentsfrom throughout the state competed in the Louisiana State Science and Engineering Fair on March 25-26. Students presented their projects at LSU for awards and invitations to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.

Future scientists build rockets, do ‘engineering stuff’ at LSU Space Day
The Advocate
They’re loud, they joked with one another, cheered for a good rocket launch, and all the while the almost 200 middle school students at the LSU Space Day on Friday were doing exactly what they were supposed to be doing — having fun with science.

Asian American Ambassadors showcase culture
The Daily Reveille
The Asian American Cultural Heritage Showcase on Friday not only revealed contemporary arts within Asian culture, but it also helped represent a student population on campus that is passionate about being recognized.

Group looks to stop LSU and City Park lakes from reverting to swampland
The Advocate
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has announced it will hire a firm to create a master plan for the LSU and City Park Lakes, a critical step to save them from reverting to swampland.

Business Briefs for March 30
The Advocate
The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business will begin offering a specialization in financial planning as part of its Ph.D. in business administration with a major in finance.

Diner fans remain loyal as Louie's Cafe prepares for move
The Daily Reveille
Many Louie’s Cafe patrons have never seen the old-school diner in daylight, but that doesn’t make it any less memorable.

Groovin' on the Grounds
The Daily Reveille
Students on Target’s annual event Groovin’ on the Grounds is always an exciting part of the school year and a great opportunity to bring students together while listening to some renowned bands.

LSU's LoL club hosts tournament
The Daily Reveille
The University’s League of LSU, a student-run club for the computer game “League of Legends,” (LoL) hosted an online tournament March 28 and 30, following a recent breakthrough in the online gaming industry.

LSU vet school releases eagle into the wild
The Advocate
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s Wildlife Hospital on Monday morning released an eagle back into the wild.